Dagupan ratifies deal for P.5-B waste to worth facility

DAGUPAN CITY – The city council here has ratified the Joint Venture Agreement  (JVA) entered into last August 10 by Mayor Belen Fernandez and the president of the Sure Global W2W1 PTE, Ltd) (SGW)  assuring the establishment soon of  the  first waste-to-energy facility here and in Region 1.
The resolution proposed jointly by Councilors Jeslito Seen and Alvin Coquia  during their regular session on Aug. 14 ratifying the JVA gained the support of nine councilors with just one  abstaining.
The JVA was signed by Mayor Fernandez with Julia C. Boughton, also chief executive officer of Sure Global W2W1, the company which was awarded the contract to build the facility costing USD 11 million dollars or approximately P551 million at no cost at all to the Dagupan City government.
If fully operational after one year of construction, the facility can process Dagupan’s daily 30 tons of solid wastes from homes and establishments into 6,000 kilograms of methane gas and 4,000 liters of diesel fuel.
The same facility is being set up in Angeles City and Cabuyao, Laguna.
The JVA signed by both parties defines the respective responsibilities, interests, and liabilities of the parties in connection with the development and operation of the Waste to Worth Facility.
The facility will be set up on a parcel of land in Barangay Bonuan Binloc, Dagupan City earlier segregated and reserved for “Waste Management Facility purposes of the City Government of Dagupan” by virtue of Proclamation No. 1302 dated Oct. 23,2016 of then President Benigno Aquino Jr.
Councilor Seen said prior to the signing of the JVA, the city council enacted Ordinance No. 2062-1016 otherwise known as “The Waste Management Facility Joint Venture Ordinance of the City of Dagupan” for the city government to enter the JVA for the establishment of the facility. Leonardo Micua, PNA / ABN

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